Eczema causes the skin to become red and itchy. Rather than reach for the over the counter products, make your own eczema cream – with ingredients you can pronounce.
Eczema can be awful any time of the year. During the winter months, however, it can be even worse! You may find that regular lotions aren’t enough. You need to find an eczema cream that works.
I’ve tried several over the years. Some have worked and others – not so much. I got so tired of spending my money on creams that did not do what they promised, that it lead me to come up with my own homemade eczema cream.
This is a simple recipe created with a few ingredients. It has made all the difference in how my skin looks and feels. I finally found the relief I needed!
WHAT IS ECZEMA?
Eczema is a condition where patches of your skin become inflamed and rough. You may have blisters that itch and bleed. Most of the time, doctors write prescriptions for relief but even those may not always work.
Make sure you visit with a doctor to properly diagnose your condition and do not rely on a Google search.
ESSENTIAL OILS USED IN ECZEMA CREAM
The recipe below includes a blend of oils that work together to give you the relief you need. Lavender soothes the skin; peppermint stops the itch and tea tree oil heals the skin.
BEST HOMEMADE ECZEMA CREAM
You will need a few simple ingredients, including essential oils, to make this easy DIY eczema cream. If you don’t have oils, reach out to a friend who may sell them (don’t buy them from someone you do not know because you need to make sure they are authentic).
Make sure you check out these other recipes that use essential oils:
1 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of cooking oats
10 drops of lavender essential oil
8 drops of peppermint essential oil
10 drops of tea tree essential oil
Combine coconut oil and oats in a large bowl and mix well. Next, add your oils. The scent will dissipate after a little while. Place in an air-tight container for up to one year.
HOW TO USE ECZEMA CREAM
Apply liberally to affected areas as needed and allow to sit for 3 – 5 minutes. Then, wipe off any excess remaining on the skin.
For example, I don’t use this DIY Eczema Relief Cream as a lotion, but more as a salve. I rub it all over my hands, focusing on the problem areas, and allow it to sit for before using a paper towel to wipe off the oats and excess coconut oil. Then I just massage the reminder into my hands.
If your hands are in particularly rough shape, you can place a generous amount onto your hands before bed, put on a pair of tightly fitting gloves, and sleep with the mixture on overnight. That should help kickstart some healing and relief for you.